social safety net
Will Supreme Court Hear Challenge to Bedrock Law on Native American Families?
As the Canadian government pays out billions of dollars in reparations to Indigenous families torn apart by foster care, a case up for consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court threatens to strip legal protections from U.S.-born Native American children, families and tribal communities.
Longtime Advocate for Incarcerated Youth, Marion Mattingly, Passes Away
Marion Mattingly, who helped develop congressional support for the first federal policy on juvenile justice, passed away on Dec. 31 at the age of 92.
Building Strong Support Networks for Better Mental Health
Foster care and homelessness have played a huge part in my mental health struggles and how I choose to manage them, writes Nelly Braxton.
New York Governor Gives Adoptive Parents ‘Full Rights’ to Decide if Children May Have Contact with Birth Parents
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul vetoed a bill that would have allowed parents whose rights have been revoked to stay in their kids' lives, even when adoptive parents object.
Vermont Public Workers Union Demands Secure Facility for Incarcerated Youth
Vermont has no secure place to hold severely troubled youth who previously would have been housed in the Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center, which closed in 2020.
Mental Health Needs to be Treated as a Priority in Foster Care
Trauma and mental illness seem to go hand in hand with foster care, writes Michael Fulcher.
Why Isn’t Community College Working for So Many Foster Youth?
On this week’s podcast we discuss the final numbers on the enhanced child tax credit that ran from July to December; host home respite care comes to New York after a two-year standoff; and an audit suggests what might really be behind Montana’s very high use of foster care.
On Child Welfare Tech, Change is Hard But Necessary
In child welfare, there are opportunities to work smarter through technology — if we're willing to give up our workarounds, writes Molly Tierney.